The trial of JyslynCouncil Hall, Wildwood, the Sylvan Forest
Kazimier paced in the Council Chambers. As much as he wanted, needed, to go with Jyslyn to the Central Garden, Matriarch Starpetal had ordered him to wait for her. There were few people Kazimier wanted to be on the wrong side of, and his own Matriarch was on the top of that list. The wait, though, was excruciating. Kazimier couldn't understand why, though. The dark elf was still a mystery to him. She was nothing like the tales told of her kind. The very idea of one of the Accursed atoning for a past wrong threw Kazimier.
At long last, the door to the inner sanctum opened. Matriarch Starpetal, flanked by her aides, glided out. "Kazimier, walk with me."
Kazimier fell in step behind the matriarch. "Is there a decision?"
"Not in here, Kazimier." She stopped walking to shoo away her aides, then resumed her pace. The matriarch led her young charge out of the Council Chambers, taking a meandering route through the Hall. "Kazi, what is your impression of your prisoner?"
Kazimier took time to form his thoughts before answering. "When I first saw her, she was in need of help. Since then, her behaviour has been ideal. If all prisoners were like her, the entire Watch would need to find new jobs."
"Do you believe her, Kazi?"